Location: Menara Maybank, Jalan Tun Perak
Established In: 1988
Highlights: Impressive collection of coins and notes
How To Reach: One can easily reach Numismatic Museum by hiring
taxis, or by boarding trains, buses from the city.
The National Numismatic Museum is an interesting gallery dedicated to
currency of Malaysia. Located in the Menara Maybank along Jalan Tun
Perak, the museum was established by Maybank in 1988. On 9 Jan' 1988,
the museum was formally opened by Tan Sri Dato Jaafar Hussein-the then
Bank Negara Governor. It addresses a striking collection of coins and
notes from the colonial era up to the present day, including coinage
In fact, it also acts as a center for research into Malaysia's currency
history. Run and owned by the Maybank, the Museum holds the distinction
of having the largest coin and notes collection in Malaysia. Some of the
collections displayed at the museum include currencies dating back to
the times of the Melaka Sultanate and currencies utilized during the
occupation of Portuguese, British, and Japanese in Malaya.
Besides, the other collected works comprise of miniature cannons and
foreign currencies, as well. Though this museum is not as extensive as
Bank Negara Money Museum, it certainly has an impressive collection of
currencies. For scholars who are keen to study the history of currency,
this museum is just right place to gather information in the respective
area. To put succinctly, the National Numismatic Museum is a nice place
to visit in KL.